Found 19 collections related to Inventors

Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4641
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor and electrical engineer. The collection consists of brief letters, three to Stanford White (1901) touching on the construction of Tesla’s transmission tower and building (known as Wardenclyffe); three... more
Maine, Sebeus C
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1845
1 box (122 items)
Inventor. Patents issued to S.C. Maine, 1866-1872, for inventions relating to disinfection, cooling, and ventilation, and his letters, 1872-1879, chiefly to lawyer Richard S. Spofford.
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4557
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
A small collection of letters and documents of American artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse. Material consists of ten letters from Morse to George Wood, Theodore Dwight, Thomas Gallaudet, Pliny Earle, the New York Tribune, and others; an... more
Bonney, Thérèse (1894-1978).
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4176
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters, 1933-1934, to American photographer and publicist Thérèse Bonney from institutions and individuals in France relating to the life and career of Hilaire Bernigaud, Comte de Chardonnet. Chardonnet was a French engineer, industrialist, and... more
Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23197
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) was an inventor who developed explosives that were used in the First World War. The collection contains seven short letters he wrote to William Conant Church, and a brief note accepting an invitation from Colonel and Mrs.... more
Bain, George Grantham, 1865-1944
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 181
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
George Grantham Bain (1865-1944), writer and inventor, founded the Bain News Service in New York City in 1907. He organized the first news photograph service in the U.S. and invented an automatic photo printer. Collection consists of typescripts... more
Van Der Weyde, Peter Henri, 1813-1895
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3132
2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Peter Henri Van Der Weyde (1813-1895) was a Dutch-American industrial scientist and inventor. Collection consists of correspondence, writings, materials related to inventions, and miscellaneous family papers. Correspondence includes letters Van... more
Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18244
.52 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume, 1 oversized folder)
Robert Fulton (1765-1815) was an American civil engineer and inventor. The Robert Fulton Collection consists of manuscript letters and documents by or relating to him, including photostat copies of items held in private collections, chiefly... more
Parsons, William Barclay, 1859-1932
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18137
1 linear foot (2 boxes, 1 oversize portfolio)
Writings, drawings and publications on or by Robert Fulton collected by civil engineer William Barclay Parsons for his book Robert Fulton and the Submarine, published in 1922.
Carlson, Chester Floyd, 1906-1968
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 472
44 linear feet (86 boxes, 13 v.); 71 microfilm reels
Chester Floyd Carlson (1906-1968) was an American patent attorney who invented xerography in 1938. Collection consists of correspondence, technical papers, writings, personal and financial papers, photographs, ephemera, and printed matter. General... more
Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1918
38 linear feet (81 boxes)
Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) was an American inventor, mechanical engineer and explosives expert. He worked as a consultant for the Du Pont Company from 1897 to 1927 and wrote books on explosives and literary and political matters. Collection consists... more
Weitling, Wilhelm, 1808-1871
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3271
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
Wilhelm Weitling (1808-1871) was a German-born tailor, inventor and editor. In Germany he worked as a journeyman tailor and was a prominent socialist agitator. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1848, he organized an Arbeiterbund or "Workingmen's... more
Raschella, Vincent, 1863-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2528
.07 linear feet (2 boxes)
Vincent Raschella (1863- ), artist and aeronautic inventor of gliders and dirigibles was born in Italy. After he was unsuccessful in persuading the Minister of War in Italy to adapt one of his designs for wartime use, Raschella emigrated to the... more
Snider, Jacob, 1811-1866
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2801
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
Jacob Snider (1811-1866), of Philadelphia, Pa., was an inventor of artillery, notably the Snider rifle which was used by the British Army. His son John Vaughan Snider was also an inventor. They were both involved in a lawsuit against the British... more
Tomars, Adolph S. (Adolph Siegfried), 1908-1985
Music Division | JPB 03-8
3 linear feet (6 boxes)
The papers consist mostly of clippings and notes on the career of Oscar Hammerstein I, compiled by Adolph S. Tomars.
Sprague, Frank J. (Frank Julian), b. 1857
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2850
100 linear feet (110 boxes, 164 v., 68 packages)
Papers document Sprague's career as an inventor and engineer in the field of rail transportation from his days as a U.S. Naval Academy cadet until his death in 1934. Papers consist chiefly of his correspondence and business records of his... more
Montague, Gilbert Holland, 1880-1961
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18136
.4 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder)
The Gilbert H. Montague Collection of Robert Fulton Manuscripts contains correspondence, writings and drawings by the famed American civil engineer and inventor.
McKee, Thomas
Music Division | JPB 06-48
3.08 linear feet (3 boxes)
Thomas McKee was a citizen of Great Britain who in the 1900s lived in Portland, Oregon and New York City. He received two patents related to automatic player pianos. Though not a musician and apparently unable to read music, in the early 1930s,... more
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18116
.31 linear feet (1 volume, 1 folder)
Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet (1828-1919) was a renowned surgeon and early collector of American manuscripts of the Revolutionary Era. Cadwallader D. Colden (1769-1834), a lawyer and politician, was Mayor of New York City from 1818 to 1821. The... more
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